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Future of Abbeyleix and Shaen hospitals secured – meeting hears

Abbeyleix hospital will continue as a community hospital, it was confirmed this week. The news was relayed at the monthly meeting of Laois County Council. A...

Cathaoirleach asked if his impressive tie was a gift from President...

The tie worn by cathaoirleach Cllr Padraig Fleming recently was so impressive that he was asked if it was given to him by President...

Urgent plan and garda presence sought for troubled Portlaoise estate

An urgent plan is urgently required for O’Moore Place which has suffered extreme cases of antisocial behaviour including one house being set on fire...

Litter louts should think of staff who have to clean it...

People who dump litter should think of the council staff who have the “awful job” of going through the dumped bags, the recent Portlaoise...

Road resurfacing works sought in Portlaoise

Resurfacing of the back lanes in St Brigid’s Place is to be considered for improvement under the 2018 road programme, it has been confirmed. The...

20 Laois lads we reckon would go viral on Reality TV

Camross man Eoin Scully appeared on First Dates on Tuesday evening and the nation was infatuated by him. His catchphrase, 'How are ya kapin', really...

OPW land could be used for new Portlaoise courthouse

The OPW has between 10 and 20 acres of land which it could use to build the new Portlaoise courthouse on, rather than asking...

Caution urged on planning changes despite end of ‘local need’

The council should hold to its current guidelines according to Laois County Council CEO John Mulholland, despite the ‘local need’ policy being abolished following...

Threats made to Laois council staff – ‘I know where you...

Laois council staff have been threatened by members of the public who have told them that they know where they live and the registration...

Up to €350,000 for a new roundabout

The cost of installing a new roundabout can cost anything between €250,000 to €350,000, the recent Portlaoise Municipal District meeting heard this week. Cllr Willie...

Laois construction waste charges are ‘anti-business’

Charges at the construction and demolition (C&D) waste facility in Portlaoise are harming local jobs, Laois County Council has heard. At the council’s monthly meeting,...

Removal of Portlaoise petrol pumps could cost €20,000

It could cost €20,000 to remove four disused petrol pumps from Market Square in Portlaoise. A motion before today’s Portlaoise Municipal Authority meeting from Cllr...

High profile derelict sites to be targeted in Laois

Eighty six houses in Laois are classed as derelict out of 27,000 houses in the county, this week’s Portlaoise Municipal Authority meeting heard. Wesley Keogh...

Illegal parking creating danger for Portlaoise school children

A small number of drivers continue to park illegally on footpaths creating a danger for children attending primary schools near Summerhill in Portlaoise. At today’s...

Respond residents fear being moved into smaller houses

Respond residents in Laois are still concerned they could be forced to move to smaller houses, with the housing body’s failure to meet with...

Bus users have to wait on windowsills in Mountrath

People waiting on buses in Mountrath have to sit on windowsills in the town, the monthly meeting of Laois County Council heard. A motion from...

Council adjourned over PD joke to cathaoirleach

A joke about the Progressive Democrat (PD) past of Laois Cathaoirleach Cllr Tom Mulhall by his Fine Gael colleague Cllr Willie Aird resulted in...

Council buys up houses in estate which was once ‘worst scenario’...

Paperwork is being finalised on the purchase of three houses in Hepburn Court by Laois County Council which will bring to eight the number...